‘HONOR FLAG' RETURNS TO AUSTIN
At 9:40 a.m. today, the “U.S. Honor Flag” — the flag that flew over the Texas Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, and since has flown at ground zero in New York, around the country and in Iraq and Afghanistan — is scheduled to arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Plans call for a water cannon salute to greet the American Airlines jet carrying the flag. During a ceremony afterward, Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said he will accept the flag and give it to the Austin Police Department.
The flag, which pays tribute to police, fire officials and service members who lost their lives in the line of duty, is set to fly Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for a Rangers game, then head to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco on July 8.
The flag is scheduled to return to the area July 9 and fly at a Round Rock Express game, AquaPalooza on Lake Travis and at Lake Hills Church that weekend before heading to the Rio Grande Valley.